Summary: H.R.5450 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/24/2002)

Beneficiary Access to Care Act of 2002 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act with respect to the prospective payment system for hospital outpatient department (OPD) services and: (1) duration of the period for which transitional, pass-through payments are made for drugs and biologicals; (2) ambulatory payment classifications for drugs and biologicals after the period of transitional pass-through payments; and (3) elimination of the limit on reductions for transitional, pass-through payments for drugs and biologicals.

Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to Congress on pharmacy services used to provide cancer drug therapies in hospital outpatient departments.